Just Physical Beauty – Really?
It is the age old question: are guys really attracted to physical beauty?
Do looks matter?
It appears guys do care about things like appearance and physical attraction.
What Guys are Looking For
Many guys openly acknowledge they are being shallow when it comes to appreciating a woman’s looks.
However, that doesn’t deter them from placing a woman’s appearance above other factors.
When finding a suitable mate, both men and women expect their potential partner to have intelligence, a sense of humor and good looks.
Many people claim they don’t necessarily judge a book by its cover.
However, they do expect to find an eye-catching cover with a really great story inside.
While the order of importance may vary from guy to guy, most are looking for some combination of the following:
- Killer eyes that communicate a lot.
- Hair with a pleasing texture that is styled and colored nicely.
- A warm and inviting smile.
- A classy, edgy style coupled with a sexy, confident attitude.
- Plenty of curves in all the right places.
Basically, men expect women to brighten the room just by walking in.
For many women, that seems like a pretty tall order!
What Guys are Saying About Their Mates
Harris Interactive asked married couples how they feel about their spouse’s appearance.
Here are some of the results:
- 40% of participants said their relationship would be better if the other person cared more about his or her appearance.
- 50% of participants said they were less attracted to their spouse when they weren’t taking care of their appearance.
- 58% of men said they’d like their wife to pay more attention to her appearance.
- 57% of men said they felt less turned on when their wife ignored her appearance.
What it All Means
None of this should really come as a surprise to anyone.
Centuries ago, studies revealed that men are turned on by appearance and women are turned on by touch.
Men claim they are first attracted to a woman’s looks.
However, as time passes, men age, and relationships grow, feelings change.
Most older men say the importance of looks eventually diminishes and a woman’s personality is what keeps a man happy and attracted.
While the need for physical attraction may fade, where does that leave men and women who are just starting a relationship?
Can men see past a woman’s looks?
Do men ever form relationships with women they aren’t physically attracted to?
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4 thoughts on “Are Guys Attracted to Physical Beauty?”
I think almost all normal guys are attracted to beauty girls, even though he is the old man. It is natural and feel by all men.
To be honest, both sexes are attracted to that individual’s perception of beauty – I mean, it’s all gotta start with something, don’t you think?
Great insight brenda :)
You have reminded me of the movie “Shallow Hal” and yes both men and women are attracted to looks and there is no shame about it simply because it is normal for eyes to like beautiful things, however the problem is when looks become all what our criteria is all about like Hal in the movie shallow Hal.
I think everyone is attracted to physical beauty, whether it be a person or a sunset, though of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder/subjective.
But whether a man makes a move solely based on the physical is the question. I believe that for most men it’s not the case. For me, definitely not.
Self care and a healthy lifestyle are important because it reflects self love, which is essential.
There are characteristics that are far more attractive than appearance, charisma, kindness, humor, being conscientious, confidence, etc.
A wise man will choose a life partner that stimulates him in other ways for when they grow old together. And for the present. A man doesn’t need to grow old to appreciate a woman beyond her exterior.